Opus Oils Jitterbug Perfume Review

Opus Oils Jitterbug

Opus Oils Jitterbug (please say it like Wham!) is a sassy floral with a rich sandalwood base.

Jitterbug is an indolic jasmine. It’s a sweet and heady white floral with jasmine and tart neroli. There’s a faint freshly opened pack of unsmoked ciggies and a honeysuckle breeze. The dry-down of Jitterbug is a rich, full-bodied sandalwood with traces of salty skin.

So how does Jitterbug differ from Etat Libre d’Orange Jasmin et Cigarette? Well, Jitterbug has more than just jasmine. The orange blossom/neroli is rather prevalent. I’d say the tobacco reads about the same in both but Jitterbug dries down to a rich sandalwood. So, what I’m saying is that the theme is rather similar but they are different. One could have both in their collection without being redundant.

Dixie Lee smoking

Notes listed include four types of jasmine, sweet honeysuckle, lemon, orange blossom, ambergris, blond tobacco, and sandalwood. Launch date 2008. PERFUMER – Kedra Hart

Give this a try if you like perfumes like Etat Libre d’Orange Jasmin et Cigarettes, Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois, Aerin Ikat Jasmine, Diptyque Olene and/or 40 Notes Sampaguita Jasmine. Many people think of jasmine as feminine. But, I think that with the tobacco and sandalwood that this could be unisex (yes, leans more feminine because of the florals).

I find that in parfum form that this perfume wears rather closely but has above average longevity (because of the sandalwood).

Many sizes are available. The 1/2 oz parfum retails for $75 at Opus Oils.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONIndolic white floral with unlit ciggie over a rich sandalwood. I think it’s awesome.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by Opus Oils. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Product pic is from Opus Oils. Dixie Lee pic from

10 thoughts on “Opus Oils Jitterbug Perfume Review

  1. When I saw the title of this post, I thought that you were writing about the Tom Robbins book, Jitterbug Perfume, which was one of the most fantastic reads of my entire life. I was almost (almost!) disappointed that it was about a real perfume.
    So now I must try it – there’s just too many thought associations for me to leave it unsniffed!

    1. I haven’t read it.

      Don’t quote me but I *think* DSH Perfumes did a Jitterbug perfume inspired by the book. I haven’t tried it either 😉

  2. There is something about indolic jasmine that just SCREAMS Roaring Twenties to me. Maybe I associate it with vintage Arpege? I love Jasmin et Cigarettes and white florals in general so this is a definite must try 🙂

    1. 🙂

      Oh, the dry-down of this is so good. I would compare it to the sandalwood that I pick up in a few of the Sonoma Scent Studio perfumes.

  3. Must try this line. Do they have a sample set? I don’t see one. I really like the ELdO jasmine. My dh, not so much. Ah, wait-NOT AT ALL. I find that if I spray too much I do smell like a rotting jasmine in yesterday’s ash tray. This is an ‘alone’ perfume for me. One bottle will last me for life and a few reincarnations after that. Is ‘Jittebug’ like that? love the idea of honeysuckle, makes it sound very decadent.

    1. I don’t think they have a sample set. I wish that they would!

      Yikes, about the rotting jasmine/ashtray. I can see how that could happen though.

      The honeysuckle and orange blossom in this add a “brightness”. And when I think of flappers, I do think of sequins!

  4. What’s funny is that my brother lived right up the street from Opus Oil and we were sure it was a front for something. There were thick black curtains, a sign that read “by appointment only” and no one was ever seen entering or leaving. Spooky! Good to know it has some quality perfumes. Lots more on my “to try” list!

    1. Haha! I can see that…and the inside looks like an 1880’s New Orleans brothel (in a good way).

      When I visited, they said have the drapes open makes the place so hot. It’s an old building so I take it that it is really expensive to keep cool.

      You should schedule an appointment. I did and it was lots of fun.

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